Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Stephen Laub, Jim Melchert, and Mark Thompson
142 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Screening: September 23, 7:30-9 pm
Tuesday, September 23, the Department of Art Practice and Department of Film & Media Studies hosts “Headspace: Conceptual Film and Video,” a screening in conjunction with the recently opened exhibition at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, “Scores for a Room: David Haxton and Jim Melchert.” The exhibition, curated by SFMOMA’s Tanya Zimbardo, pairs Haxton and Melchert in a revisitation of their conceptual film and video works in the ’70s. Melchert, a professor at UC Berkeley in 1970, created a number of site-specific slide presentations, projecting images of spaces and bodies occupying these spaces over the original locations of the actions. Haxton, faculty at San Diego State in 1970, began his first explorations of film at this time, creating various illusions without editing in a series of silent 16mm films. The screening on September 23 includes selections from Jim Melchert, as well as selected former students Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Stephen Laub, and Mark Thompson. Artists Jim Melchert and Mark Thompson, and curator Tanya Zimbardo will be present at the screening for a brief discussion.
The screening takes place September 23, from 7:30 – 9 pm at 142 Dwinelle Hall.